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# Hi guys I have a doubt regarding weakening questions. So if X is the

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Hi guys I have a doubt regarding weakening questions.

So if X is the cause and Y is the effect.
There are 3 ways in which we can weaken an argument

1) lets say there is a 3rd factor z that causes Y to happen (causation)
2) there is a reverse causation
3) There is a 3rd factor Z which cause both X and Y to happen (Correlation)

Now in a given argument that asks us to weaken , Then any of the 3 options mentioned above can weaken the argument right?
Or is there a particular skeleton for the argument that is applicable to each of the 3 mentioned options
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09 Feb 2018, 03:15
Adding to the above point on weakening, If you say that such a Effect-Y doesn't exists does that statement weaken the conclusion??
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